The five kages are not doing so hot in their battle with Madara. After trash-talking Tsunade, Madara decides to kill her first, and concentrates all of his power on crushing her. It works, and by the end of the chapter she had been skewered through the chest. But a master at medical jitsu won’t die so easily. Let’s us find out what happened to her.
As we all thought, Tsunade is not dead... yet. She is restored back to health, ready to rock once more. But it doesn’t really matter, since this fight really isn’t going anywhere, even Madara is starting to get board with it. So he decides to lighten up the fight by having the kage have a 5 to 1 battle, with five Madara wood clones against each Kage. This doesn’t bode too well for the kage, since they can barely fight one, who knows if these clones are weaker than the real thing.
This chapter is pretty momentous I would say. For the first time ever we have Itachi and Sasuke working together, standing side by side to defeat a common enemy. I never thought it would happen, but here we are. What’s next, Sasuke and Naruto giving each other a hug?
The only way these two will end Kabuto’s edo tensei is if they work together. As Itachi mentions, edo tensei’s weakness is Itachi. There is no way Kabuto will be able to defend against both ninja, they are both way too powerful.
I have to admit that there really wasn’t anything too bad about this chapter, other than the lack of Naruto’s battle.
THE VERDICT 3/5
As the title page of this chapter told us, the war is at its climax. The only way for Madara to be defeated now is if Itachi and Sasuke are successful in stopping the edo tensei. After that’s over the war is practically over, and the rest of the units can go to help support Naruto.